HOLLY BALLARD MARTZ
Martz utilizes text and found objects to examine patterns of behavior and thinking, confronting her own latent biases and those woven into our national fabric. Martz proposes that we use pattern recognition as a form of unlearning by highlighting patterns that have become so ingrained as to render them invisible. Only by acknowledging systems of oppression can we hope to challenge them and ultimately change them.
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A REVOLUTIONARY AMONG US
Artist and activist Holly Ballard Martz adds an iconic revolutionary voice to our roster of dynamic female artists during this divisive, politically-charged era. Through her earthshattering works, she confronts issues such as gun violence, mental illness, women’s rights, and racial oppression. Using found objects and whatever is needed to engender dialogue, the artist examines patterns of behavior and thinking, confronting her own latent biases and those woven into our national fabric.
“The artist marks her territory, demands a reframing of initial perceptions and provides an invitation to dig deeper.”
— Amy Pleasant in Bust Magazine